6th December 2017 : Postdoc – computational investigation of the glass transition – University of Oregon

Dear colleagues,

  I write to bring to your attention the following postdoctoral
position focused primarily on computational investigation of the glass
transition at the University of Oregon under the supervision of Eric
Corwin, Sid Nagel, and myself.

Thanks for forwarding to students or postdocs who may be interested.

Best regards,



The Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Transition is seeking a
postdoc to work jointly with Eric Corwin (University of Oregon), Lisa
Manning (Syracuse), and Sid Nagel (University of Chicago).

Scientific Project: We are looking for an independent, collaborative
scientist with expertise using numerical and theoretical tools to study
statistical physics or soft matter, to work on a research project
related to local excitations and marginality in jammed packings.  The
successful candidate will work on a series of projects that seek to
quantify how excitations in low-dimensional athermal systems deviate
from mean-field or high dimensional predictions.  In this work,
numerical simulations will drive the development of new theoretical
understanding of low dimensional behavior of jammed and glassy systems,
with significant opportunities for the successful candidate to drive the
work in new directions.

Physical Location:The home base for this position is in Professor Eric
Corwin’s lab at the University of Oregon.  There she/he will have access
to computational and human resources needed to implement the high
spatial dimension studies proposed here, with input from the other
collaborators as described below.  To supplement these resources with
tools for quantifying reversibility and localized excitations in low
dimensions, the successful candidate will also interact with the groups
of Sid Nagel and Lisa Manning via regular Skype meetings, as well as
medium-term (or longer term, by mutual agreement) in-person visits to
Chicago and Syracuse, respectively.

Send letters of interest to > including an up-to-date CV.

*M. Lisa Manning* | Associate Professor

Department of Physics
Physics Bldg 229G
Syracuse, New York 13244

*t* 315.443.3920 *e* mmanning@syr.edu *w*


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